Through all the swirling rumors and guessing games, Basha stayed inside the walls.
Gerald Todd was named the third football coach in school history on Wednesday morning, according to an email from athletic director Brent Rincon.
Todd has been at Basha since 2006, where he has served as an assistant under former coaches Tim McBurney and Bernie Busken, and as a social studies teacher.
Todd takes over for Busken, who resigned last month after four years at the school, including a 6-6 record in 2013. Spring football begins in a couple weeks.
Prior to coming to Basha, Todd had a couple stints at Carlsbad High (N.M.) as both a teacher and an assistant coach (1997-99, 2001-06) with running backs, and later as offensive coordinator. He also coached in Texas from 1992-1995 and 1999-2001.
Todd played and began his coaching career at Abilene Christian University (Tex.) in the early-to-mid 1990s. He graduated from Abilene Christian with a degree in political science in 1989 and earned a Master’s Degree in Education from New Mexico State in 2002.
Mark Heller is the East Valley Tribune assistant managing editor. He can be reached at email@example.com or (480) 898-6576.